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an epidemic. that's the word from the feds today. the centers for disease control and prevention in atlanta is now reporting the flu is widespread across 47 states. one school is using high powered screen clearance to disinfect classrooms or staffers there that it cuts the cleaning time for one room from four hours to just 45 minutes. a district in oklahoma cancelled all classes today. officials say one quarter of all students there are out with the flu. the feds say that the epidemic has killed 20 children, at least across the country. they tell us they don't have a count of how many adults may have died. but the cdc estimates flu kills an average of 24,000 people a year. health experts say it's too soon to predict whether this year will be above average, but it certainly started way early. jonathan serrie is live in atlanta, home to the cdc. any word on an end to this? it sounds like it's getting better down south. >> well, you know, that's the strange thing. although flu is widespread in most states, there are early reports suggesting that flu activity may actually be decreasing in some
a look at it. >> he might be a rapper, but here in atlanta he's known for having 11 kids. we have angela. aka chocolate. she's the fighter baby mama. tamara she's no drama baby mama. there is serena and liana aka pebbles. >> i have all these baby mamas. >> so understandably some don't like this reality show. they've changed to change dot organize so this doesn't air. the oxygen network has taken that trailer down from their website. in fact, we were able to obtain that trailer from lovely tease blog. so i don't know, maybe this petition is going to work. maybe they're going to take it down. >> cenk: they have done terrific work. they're the guys who took all the glenn beck's sponsors away. when color change comes for you you might be in trouble. thoughts guys. despicable show? are they right? >> call me jaded i don't think it's worse than anything else on tv right now. you have basketball wives. honey boo boo, you have jersey shore that go along with stereotypes of ethnicity. i don't know what about this show is so bad that it's making people come out in masses. >> no one is not being hi
unanswered. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. >> all right, nick, thank you. >>> coming up, we're learning more about that shooting at a california high school this week, and the teacher who convinced the gunman to drop his weapon. >>> plus, remembering prohibition. instead of liquor, one of today's biggest black market items, cigarettes. we'll tell you why. power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> a north carolina man who is deaf is recovering from stab wounds after police say his sign language was misinterpreted for gang signs. it happened in burlington, north carolina. witnesses say the 45-year-old victim was walking down the street, communicating in sign language when another man saw him and began to stab him. neighb
was a healthy, normal teenager. and joining me now is dr. jeffrey oiler from piedmont hospital here in atlanta. doctor, it's good to have you. and this is the scenario that scares a lot of people. because you know who is typically sensitive to the flus, the young, the old, those with compromised immune systems. but this is a healthy teenager who died from the flu out of nowhere. how rare is this? >> it's fairly rare. influenza, the main complications are respiratory and they can develop pneumonia, viral pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia several days into the care. so it's not uncommon. that's the main reason we recommend vaccinations to prevent these complications and prevent death. >> flu season comes around every year, right? and you get your flu shot or don't, you get the flu or you don't. but seems that this season is so much more deadly than others. what makes this one so unusual? >> the flu season every year picks up around october. this year's a little earlier. we're experiencing about a 20% increase in just our own emergency department visits. vaccination actually was fairly accurate with
to pick a chair up and do what you need to do. >> reporter: and in a suburban atlanta high school, teachers now have a security plan that includes barricading the door, hiding students, cutting the lights and keeping silent in hopes an intruder would pass by. >> there should be some hallowed ground in our society, and it's unfortunate that there isn't. but at the same time, i feel reassured that with evil in the world, we're doing the best that we can. >> reporter: for jennifer santi and other educators, the realization that teachers these days might have include a whole new lesson plan. janet shamlian, nbc news, houston. >>> we are back in a moment with the end of an era for a big name in the movies. >>> you're looking at a view of the moon like we've never really seen it before, courtesy of nasa's grail spacecraft program. its mission was to map the lunar gravity field. it also had an educational component, allowing school children to pick out places to explore. astronaut sally ride championed that idea before her death last summer. last month, the whole thing came crashing to a
. good night. [ applause ] >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is early start weekend. it could be the most stunning confession in cycling history. the real reason lance armstrong is sitting down with oprah. >>> what will be the white house decide when it comes to gun control? all morning we'll put the proposals and the pushback in focus. >>> have you seen the inside of a coffee cup after the coffee's gone? who wants to carry that around and take it back to the store and, fill me up, johnny. nobody wants to use that again. >> remember last week? why victor's going to eat those words about starbucks' latest venture. >>> it is saturday, january 12th, good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. >> i stand behind those words. >> you might not want to. you'll find out why. >> good rng mo, everyone, i'm victor blackwell, that's one take on armstrong's motivation, here is another. >>> this weekend, we're going to talk about lance armstrong and the possibility that he is sitting down with oprah winfrey to talk about cycling and his future in cycling and possibly doping. last week
max. one church in atlanta has raised $3.3 million to fight human trafficking. that's why he originally was invited to do benediction. they preach 30 years ago consistent with the same beliefs that most every catholic, every evangelical and for that matter every muslim in this country holds regarding same sex marriage. he has essentially edged out. he officially withdrew. the question is four years ago barack obama said exactly the same thing when he was running for president as did hillary clinton, as did joe biden. are they going to be asked not to participate in the inaugural ceremony because something they said several years ago and his was 20, theirs was only four years. >> less than a year ago barack obama was against gay marriage. i don't think the clintons are on the record supporting him. there has been a huge change in public opinion and certainly opinion among the elites in this country on gay marriage. it just happened. who was for gay marriage 20 years ago? i never heard one person. >> do we need to be of the same mind set to enjoy a big public celebration together? >> i wo
activity. earlier, i spoke with jeffrey oiler of piedmont hospital here in atlanta about what he is seeing in his offices. >> we're seeing about 20% to 25% more patients in our emergency department daily. we had 30 positive influenza screens in the month of november, ticked up to 80 in december. and we're on track in january as well. >> one of the signs of the cold or flu is sneezing. it's also one of the easiest ways to spread the illness. exactly how does the sneeze spread those nasty germs? i took a ride on a new york city subway to find out. fair warning, you are definitely going to want to wash your hands after this one. we asked dr. len horowitz to ride the rails with us and help us understand the power of a single cough or sneeze. all it takes is one good achoo to send 30,000 droplets barreling in your direction at 100,000 miles an hour. they can quickly make dozens of commuters within a few feet very sick. if someone used their hand to cover their sneeze, look out. >> they'll leave germs behind. say i come along to grab ahold of this pole, i'm going to pick up those germs without e
for response to the "usa today" report have gone unanswered. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. >>> and coming up next on cnn "newsroom," what happened when the vice president met with video game makers as part of his gun violence task force? >>> and country star naomi judd talks guns. as in her own fwuns. find out what she thinks about the right to bear arms. here's a hint. >> i'm a registered vetted gun owner. but that's because i live way out in the country. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. satisfaction guaranteed are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "
that the blast was coming. >>> and in atlanta, a police officer was shot in the face yesterday evening. 35-year-old officer reggie robinson now in stable condition in the hospital. he was responding to a report of a drug deal when he encountered a suspicious man. the man gave chase and fired at robinson. police managed to detain the suspect and a weapon. >>> more on the deadly flu outbreak that is sweeping the nation. the cdc reports 47 states are experiencing widespread activity. the only states not showing levels that high are california, hawaii, and mississippi. one of the reasons that the flu is so dangerous is because it spreads so quickly and so easily. a simple sneeze can spread germs that can live for hours on a surface. to find out just how easily the flu can spread, i took a ride on a new york city subway. with the flu so widespread, riding the subway makes new yorkers think twice. so many commuters wondering can i get it. we asked dr. lynn horowitz to ride the rails with us and help us understand the power of a single cough or sneeze. all it takes is one good achoo to send well over
idea goes up and beyond that. the financial things as well. >> host: ken in atlanta, georgia. you're on the air. >> caller: good afternoon, gentlemen, this is just a treat. just a real pleasure to hear you and i've got some good news for you. right now, on youtube, there's a seven and a half minute film narrated by former president of georgia tech, incidentally georgia tech won the ball game the other day -- but georgia tech's president, the name of this film is, all american citizen team. and it is an effort that the georgia general assembly has been involved in since the 1970s, and we found out that there is a problem and it takes us back to a country western song, looking for love in all the wrong places. >> guest: one of our favorites. >> caller: we don't have problem with the government and we don't have a problem with elected officials. the problem turns out to be the folks that sent them there. and a high school principal said to us over at the general assembly one day, he said, the problem is civic illiteracy of the american people. well, he said that in the early '80s and
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